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Hawa Mahal

A Palace Built For Summer Retreat Fort The Royals

Johri Bazar, Jaipur
Monument > Palace
Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 as a continuation for the City Palace. It signifies a honeycomb design and it was done so as the royal women were allowed to have a look at the city and its people without engaging in a tiresome interaction with them. It is also quite evident to see that the structure resembles a lot with a crown and it is believed that Sawai Pratap Singh was a devotee of Lord Krishna. Moreover, the Mahal has no front/direct entrance, rather you are to enter it through a side passage show more

Quick gist

Something unique

The structure has 953 (Jharokas) windows just to facilitate the flow of cool air in the palace! It is also known as the 'Palace of Winds.'

Tips from insiders

  • The City Palace, and Jantar Mantar almost within a walking range from here.
  • The area nearby is quite famous for shopping, and haggling is equally important to get yourself the best prices!
  • Do mind your head while walking inside the Mahal.